5.9 Magnitude Earthquake hit Southern Philippines

Jules, The Cowboy By Jules, The Cowboy, 16th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/vzk_dlao/
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A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippines on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 3:58pm as recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The epicenter was located 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) off the Dinagat Island , southeast of Surigao del Norte.

23 injured

The strong earthquake sparked a mall stampede that injured at least 20 people. Three others were injured when a cable broke in a gym.

These are the reports of the USGS and PHIVOLCS:

Magnitude : 5.9
Local time at epicenter : Friday, March 16, 2012 at 03:58:06 PM (Philippine Standard Time)
Depth: 44km (USGS), 16km (PHIVOLCS)
Location(s) :

27 km (17 miles) NNE (28°) from Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines
116 km (72 miles) S (187°) from Guiuan, Samar, Philippines
118 km (74 miles) N (4°) from Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
719 km (447 miles) SE (135°) from MANILA, Philippines

The earthquake was also felt in other places in the country

Intensity VI – Surigao City
Intensity V – General Luna, Surigao del Norte; Basilisa, Dinagat; San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
Intensity IV – Carrascal, Surigao del Sur; Tandag City
Intensity III – Tolosa and Tacloban Leyte; Davao City; Bislig City; Borongan, Oras, Sulat, Dolores, Eastern Samar; Cateel, Taragona, Davao Oriental;
Cagayan de Oro City; Cagwait, Surigao del Sur; Catbalogan, Samar; Maasin & Hinunangan, Southern Leyte;
Intensity II – Cebu City; Butuan City; San Agustin, Surigao del Sur
Intensity I – Hibok-Hibok, Camiguin

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Sources:
PHIVOLCS
USGS

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author avatar Songbird B
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Hope you are all ok Cowboy and no one hurt. You make a fine news reporter with these up to date reports. Thank you for sharing..

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author avatar Jerry Walch
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Ditto Songbird B's comments.

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
16th Mar 2012 (#)

thanks for the concern my friends songbird b and sir jerry..... it was strong according to my wife but i was sleeping at that time.

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author avatar Buzz
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Bro, just take the necessary precautions. Ingat kayo kabs!

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
16th Mar 2012 (#)

thanks Kabz...hindi naman lang ako nagising....pati daw mga sasakyan makikitang gumagalaw

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author avatar Christine Crowley
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Ohmygod, hope you and your family are OK. You slept through it?

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
16th Mar 2012 (#)

i was sleeping at that time... it didnt wake me up...no one did... thanks my friend

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author avatar Tess Irons
16th Mar 2012 (#)

I'm sorry to hear about the earthquake, kabz. I'm glad you and your family are okay. I hope no one in the area is injured. Take care.

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author avatar Mikey.
16th Mar 2012 (#)

I hate to hear of these earthquakes they can cause so much hardship.Glad you are all ok cowboy.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
16th Mar 2012 (#)

glad you are ok kabz and you too Buzz..oh oh oh I wonder if this Mother Nature or another man made upheaval..lots of light FTHG to the whole area

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Glad no major damage, scary for sure.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
17th Mar 2012 (#)

Glad you are o.k.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
17th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for this update cowboy and stay safe....

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author avatar avery sandiego
18th Mar 2012 (#)

That means, we all need to be more alert and prepared...hope everyone is always updated too about earthquakes

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author avatar avery sandiego
18th Mar 2012 (#)

the last felt earthquake I remember was in March 2010, it is very short but I felt it so strong I am in the 2nd floor of the office doing transcription..i thought the person beside me pulled hard my chair, till everyone notice its an earthquake, I would surely panic if it happened for a few more minutes.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
18th Mar 2012 (#)

My sympathy for the losers. We are also facing the threat of earthquake, the big one, question is when?

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author avatar Madan G Singh
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Great information. Glad there was not much damage like in Japan

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Mar 2012 (#)

You have to be ever on the alert, cowboy. Take care and my prayers - siva

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
25th Mar 2012 (#)

I wonder why the area around Philippines and Japan is experiencing earthquakes often. Glad to note you're OK.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
29th Mar 2012 (#)

Cowboy: I have taken a while to catch up with my messages. I hope you are O.K. Please keep in touch.

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